|KATAOKA ICHIZď III|
Line number: SANDAIME (III)
Poetry name: Gash˘
Existence: 27th day of the 4th lunar month of 1851  ~ 11 December 1906
Grandfather: Kataoka Nizaemon VII
Father: Kataoka Shimamaru
Master: Mimasu Daigor˘ IV
Adopted son: Kataoka Ichiz˘ IV
27th day of the 4th lunar month of 1851 : born in ďsaka in the district of S˘emon-ch˘. He was the fourth son of Kataoka Shimamaru, son of Kataoka Nizaemon VII, who gave up acting to become a painter called Nishikawa Kuniharu (he was also called Kameya Kichibŕ or Sumidagawa Hikoroku).
Spring 1855: he started his career as a disciple of the actor Mimasu Daigor˘ IV, who gave him the name of Mimasu Kamez˘ II.
27th day of the 4th lunar month of 1858 : his first brother Mimasu Inemaru I died. Kamez˘ temporarily gives up acting and became decchi for the money changer Kokubun Yabŕ, who managed his shop in the district of Mitsudera-ch˘.
1863: Kamez˘ went to Ky˘to to take care of his third brother, a Temple bonze, who suffers from a serious eye disease.
1866: after the recovery of his third brother, he went back to the Kabuki world, becoming a member of the Kataoka clan, thanks to the help of his second brother Kataoka Gat˘ II; he received the name of Kataoka Gakusabur˘ I.
1869: he took the name of Kataoka Ch˘jűr˘ II.
1877: he took the name of Kataoka Ichiz˘ III.
Summer 1878: Ichiz˘ settled in T˘ky˘.
November 1906: Ichiz˘ suddenly fell ill while performing on tour at the Suehiroza in the Tochigi Prefecture. He stopped acting and went back to T˘ky˘.
11 December 1906: Ichiz˘ died in T˘ky˘ .
Kataoka Ichiz˘ III was a katakiyaku actor of the Meiji era. He was better in sewamono than jidaimono. He became a great fukeyaku in his latter years. He also had the reputation to be extremely talented in literary arts.
 The 27th day of the 4th lunar month of the 4th year of the Kaei era was the 27th of May 1851 in the western calendar.
 The 27th of the 4th lunar month of the 5th year of the Ansei era was the 8th of June 1735 in the western calendar.
 The 13th day of the 5th lunar month of the 6th year of the Ansei era was the 13th of June 1859 in the western calendar.
 The 22nd of the 7th lunar month of the 2nd year of the Bunkyű era was the 17th of August 1862 in the western calendar.
 The 22nd day of the 11th lunar month of the 4th year of the Meiji era was the 2nd of January 1872 in the western calendar.
 Kataoka Ichiz˘ III's tombstone was located in the precincts of the Honmonji Temple.
The Kataoka Kamez˘ line of actors
The Kataoka Gakusabur˘ line of actors
The Kataoka Ichiz˘ line of actors
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